News Archive 2008
The Breast Cancer Research Group recently presented their research at The San Antonio Breast Cancer meeting, which is the preeminent breast cancer meeting in the world. At this global meeting of breast cancer researchers, which took place December 10-14, researchers tackled everything in breast cancer, from risk factor for the development of breast cancer to surgery and new treatments, as well as survivorship issues. The group presented four posters this year at the 2008 meeting. They represent their commitment to the NY Cancer Consortium, the development of new drugs, as well as an innovative home-grown way to prevent metastases.
Dr. Ralph Nachman served as the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell from 1990 to 2007 and is the Lewis Thomas University Professor of Medicine and the Associate Dean for Clinical Research. To honor his remarkable career, the department, on behalf of its Chairman Dr. Andrew I. Schafer, assembled a scientific tribute to its former chief, held on Nov. 20 in Uris Auditorium.
The Department of Medicine is delighted to announce that Dr. Salvatore Cilmi and Dr. Anthony Ogedegbe have agreed to serve as Co-Chiefs of the new Division of Hospital Medicine.
A documentary entitled "Blood Detectives," which features numerous hematologists from the Department of Medicine, will air on the Discovery Health cable network on Friday, December 19, 2008 at 7:00pm ET/PT and again at 12:00 midnight.
Joseph J. Fins, MD, was a panelist on a "Discusson of the Ethics of Deep Brain Stimulation," at the First Annual Meeting of the Neuroethics Society held in Washington, D.C., November 13, 2008.
The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that Craig T. Basson, MD, PhD, of the Division of Cardiology, has been appointed the Gladys and Roland Harriman Professor of Medicine, effective November 1, 2008.
We are pleased to announce the Stephen Scheidt, MD, Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Department of Medicine, funded by a grant from the New York Cardiology Foundation of New York Cardiology Associates in memory of our esteemed colleague, Dr. Stephen Scheidt.
Roy M. "Trip" Gulick, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine in the Division of International Medicine and Infectious Diseases and Director of the Cornell HIV Clinical Trials Unit, was the first author of the lead article in the October 2, 2008 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.
Tomer Mark, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, has been appointed to the first Morton Coleman Assistant Professorship in Multiple Myeloma.
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and Department of Transplantation Medicine Present at International Congress of the Transplantation Society
In recognition of his contributions to the transplant community, Manikkam Suthanthiran, MB, Chief of the Department of Transplantation Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Weill Cornell Medical College, accepted the invitation to chair a scientific session at the XXII International Congress of the Transplantation Society, entitled "Genomics and Molecular Diagnostics." Dr. Suthanthiran also co-chaired a session entitled "mTOR-Inhibition — The Science and the Clinical Outcomes."
Recent Publications: Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Anthony S. Fauci, MACP, former Chief Resident from 1971 to 1972, has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nations highest civil award, in recognition for his efforts to advance understanding and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
Brendan M. Reilly, MD, has been appointed Executive Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine of Weill Cornell Medical College and the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, effective July 1, 2008.
Carol A. Mancuso, MD, Mary E. Charlson, MD, and Suzanne Wenderoth, MD, recently co-authored the following publications — "Psychological and Somatic Symptoms in Screening for Depression in Asthma Patients," published in Journal of Asthma, and "Patient-Reported and Physician-Reported Depressive Conditions in Relation to Asthma Severity and Control," in Chest.
Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates (WCIMA) was a major site for the ACCORD study, an NIH-sponsored clinical trial spanning 10 years that investigated the aggressive management of diabetes. The WCIMA site for the trial recruited over 80 patients into the study. This study is pivotal in our emerging understanding of the management of type 2 diabetes.
Amanda Carmel, MD, Assistant Attending Physician and Instructor in Medicine, has received a prestigious grant from the New York Academy of Medicine to investigate issues in osteoporosis management in ambulatory care. This is a two-year grant beginning in July 2008. Congratulations, Dr. Carmel!
Two members of the faculty of the Department of Medicine, Andrew J. Dannenberg, MD, and Jane E. Salmon, MD, were elected to membership in the Association of American Physicians (AAP) at its annual meeting in Chicago on April 25 to 27, 2008.